Celebrating the New Years Eve and New Years Day holiday season in Greece and as a Greek Orthodox person has many great traditions found in Greece and locally from Greeks living in different parts of the world.
In this section you will find Greek New Years, articles, recipes, traditions and much more!
Recipe for Vasilopita Greek New Year’s Cake
Vasilopita is a New Year’s Day cake in Greece, which contains a hidden coin or trinket, which gives good luck to the lucky diner who finds it. On New Year’s Day... Read More
Why Do Greeks Add a Coin in the Vasilopita for New Year’s?
Each year, Greeks all over the world enjoy the festivities on New Year’s Day. One of the main traditions that takes place during this day is eating the traditi... Read More
What Is the Ecclesiastic New Year?
Most of us know that New Year’s Day in on January 1st. On New Year’s Eve, people all over the world gather to celebrate. Greece is no exception. In fact,... Read More
The Greek New Year’s Tradition of Hanging Onions on Doors
For many people in the world, New Year’s is looked at as a time that brings about a feeling of renewal, and the same is true in Greece. This is... Read More
Enjoying Fireworks on New Year’s Eve
On New Year’s Eve, people throughout the world hit the streets in order to enjoy the day. Their goal is to celebrate life and to watch one year end and... Read More
Why Greeks Set an Extra Place Setting at New Year’s
There’s no doubt that the meal eaten on New Year’s Day is an important one in Greece. In some households, this is a chance to enjoy some of the special..... Read More
Top Dishes Greeks Eat for the New Year’s Feast
The New Year is widely celebrated in Greece. In fact, it is one of the most important days of the year. Families celebrate the New Year because they believe it... Read More
Kalo Podariko – New Year’s Tradition of Smashing Pomegranates
In Greek culture, the pomegranate holds much significance. It is a sign of luck, prosperity and fertility. It is also a sign of renewal and regeneration. Since the r... Read More
Why Greeks Play Card Games at New Year’s
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are both festive occasions in Greece. People hit the streets on New Year’s Eve to celebrate, or they simply stay ... Read More
About the New Year’s Tradition of Vasilopita
Vasilopita is one of the most prominent Greek traditions on New Year’s Day. It is a sweet, bread-like cake that is only made for New Year’s and is only e... Read More
Greek Traditions for New Year Good Luck
Every culture has its own unique set of traditions, and Greece is not an exception. In Greece, people adhere to traditions in the New Year that they feel will bring.... Read More
What is Kali Hera?
New Year’s is a festive time in Greece much as it is in the rest of the world. Many Greeks look forward to the promise of a new beginning, since... Read More
Greek New Year Vocabulary Words
With the New Year approaching, it’s time to get ready with some Greek vocabulary! Although we touched on some of these words in a previous article about the ho... Read More
All About Agios Vasilios – Saint Basil the Great
St. Basil of Caesarea, also known as St. Basil the Great or Agios Vasilios, is one of the most important New Year’s figures in all of Greece. He was born... Read More